Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
-ringing on campus this holiday but are collecting clothing donations and student government wants it to stop. >> during the holiday salvation army bell ringers can be seen and heard collecting donations across the bay area. no bell ringers on uc berkeley's campus but there is this. two clothing donation boxes in front of a dorm and many don't like it one bit. >> i think it's very problematic that the salvation army is presented in such a prominent way. >> student senator recently voted in favor of a campus resolution to remove the donation boxes. >> we think they should be replaced with an organization like the goodwill that doesn't discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> the university student government association believes the salvation army is antigay with a long history of discrimination. last summer an official with the charity told an australian radio show that according to scripture, gays must die. >> we have been suppliesed. i didn't know they were antigay, homophobics. >> many students support the move to ban the salvation army, but nick says no. he wants the books to stay. >>
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
be concerned that the tax deduction for chair writ believe a giving would be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many people are afraid to make any move, so then there is paralysis because if you don't know what is coming and you try to stay as liquid as you can. we try to hold on to what we have. you are not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> st. anthony's is seeing this as well. >> some of the people who traditionally have given us end of year stock donations. we are seeing about half of those coming through. joy st. anthony's -- >> st. anthony's is optimistic their donors will come through. >> it is thr is a real sense of compassion. >> and he agrees. he says some wealthy people may donate less if it benefits them less.
Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
says the government should give america for christmas this year. >> hi, everyone, i'm leigh glaser. a little break for at least one day and then more rain is due back in here. if you are doing traveling across the state, we will look at that forecast. and even if you are heading >>> bart trains are running after a system wide power was knocked out twice today. a power shortage knocked out the computer system and back up generators a little after 9:00 and then again at 2:00 this afternoon. some riders were stranded an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward the award. last year